Meet EXARC member Tammy Hodgskiss from the Origins Centre, Witwatersrand, South Africa. She is in a country with great inequalities and a turbulent history. Tammy gives us valuable insights into the ways that sustainability is viewed and addressed here. Hodgkiss is keen to have the conversation going, with her colleagues and with the public. In her museum, she changes the existing museum displays to get a new context. Suddenly they are relevant again.
The Origins Centre is very much a bridge between academia and public. It is quite a challenge to see if the public feels represented. Sustainability here is very much a bottom-up approach, but the larger companies are literally big players as well.
The podcast with Tammy Hodgskiss is one of EXARCs efforts to clarify how sustainability plays a role in our lives and in our work with archaeology. Contact us if you want to join this effort or if we can connect you with some of our members already working with sustainability.